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Top 10 Reasons to Give

students outside10. Companies and foundations often base their level of support for the College on alumni giving rates. 

9. Third-parties, such as U.S. News and World Report, use a college’s giving statistics as an indicator of how alumni value their college experience. Prospective students and their parents often look to these rankings when selecting colleges.

8. Financial support enables Messiah College to retain and attract outstanding faculty who are both committed Christians and highly qualified within their chosen profession.  

7. 98% of Messiah College students receive some type of financial aid, aid which is provided, in part, through charitable gifts.
6. Gifts make a Messiah College education possible for deserving students who may not otherwise be able to attend Messiah.  

5. It would take an additional $30 million in institutional endowment funds to replace the same amount of funding that annual fund gifts provide each year. 

4. In 2011-2012, Messiah College offered more than $30 million in financial aid. Messiah College seeks to be a good steward of the gifts we receive.

3. Your gifts—no matter the size—are an investment in our students who will leave Messiah College equipped with an education that will impact our world in countless ways.

2. Each year, Messiah students contribute over 60,000 hours by voluntarily participating in local outreach projects as well as spring and summer missions and service trips.

1. Messiah remains faithful to its mission—to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.

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